The Library Component of First Year Seminar: What Do the Students Think?
For more than a decade, the Cheng Library at William Paterson University has conducted hundreds of library instruction sessions for the University’s First Year Seminar (FYS). Yet the librarians had little idea of what the students really thought about these sessions, and what they learned.
Last fall, the Library conducted a study of 13 sections of FYS and resulted in 157 usable student responses. The study was conducted in a pre-test and post-test format completed by the students before and after the library session. The results provided insights into both the affective and cognitive domains of the first-year students and the students’ reactions to the library sessions. This poster session will cover some of the highlights of this study.
Susan Sabatino, Reference Librarian, Email: email@example.com
Nancy Weiner, User Education Librarian, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Malanga, Assistant Director, Email: email@example.com
Cheng Library, William Paterson University